IdeaCradle enables open-source funding of ideas
Interesting discovery today via Peter Lloyd's Heads-Up newsletter.
IdeaCradle.com was conceived by Brad Sears, a web developer living in Toronto Canada, in order to fund additional projects by his favorite band, Swervedriver. It evolved into an effective, community-based way to raise funds for any kind of project.
By building a community for supporters, IdeaCradle enables democratic control from project planning to implementation. IdeaCradle empowers supporters to find and register others through on and off line means.
At it's core, IdeaCradle's main function is to create and manage co-operatives. Once the fundraising process is complete all supporters become members of a co-operative. The process gives a tangible result to supporters.